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The Nude Bomb (1980)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Storyline

An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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The Return of Maxwell Smart  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Michael York, Jonathan Miller, Omar Sharif and Kabir Bedi were in the running for playing the role of the chief villain Norman Saint Sauvage which was in the end played by Vittorio Gassman. Sharif ended up appearing in the war spy comedy Top Secret! (1984) whilst York ended up appearing as Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers series. See more »

Goofs

In the clone fight scene, the face of Max's stunt double is clearly seen in several shots. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Smart: You know, Chief, this nude bomb might solve a lot of problems.
Chief: Such as?
Maxwell Smart: Well for one thing, flashers.
Chief: Only you would think of a that, Max.
Maxwell Smart: That's why they pay me the big bucks. And there'd be no more trouble with concealed weapons. I mean if everyone was nude, there'd be no place to hide a gun or a knife. Well, there is a place, but it could be painful.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

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Referenced in Freaks and Geeks: Tricks and Treats (1999) See more »

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You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Bomb is definitely correct...
15 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As you watch the beginning credits of this movie, you'll see that this was based off of characters created by Mel Brooks. That's kind of misleading considering Maxwell Smart is the only character from the TV show to appear in the movie. Granted he may have been the Lead character, but the show had a hilarious cast of supporting characters whom probably could have given this movie a chance. I may even be generous saying that. The comedic timing is way off base, you can tell they tried to emulate Mel Brook's style but failed miserably. I wouldn't even recommend this to Die Hard fans of the show. Easily one of the worst TV to Big Screen movies ever made.


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